Located in Malaysia's east, Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of the state of Sabah and is situated on Borneo's northwest coast facing the South China Sea. Named after nearby Mount Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu is surrounded by the marine park Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park in the west and its mountain namesake in the east. Kota Kinabalu holidays are renowned for their stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, natural attractions and excellent fishing. Just 90km from the city centre, the Kinabalu National Park is also a popular attraction.
Kota Kinabalu accommodation is renowned as some of Asia's best and there are a great range of options conveniently located in the downtown area near shopping, dining and local businesses. There are also a number of budget accommodation options meaning anyone can enjoy Kota Kinabalu holidays. All accommodation features a great range of onsite facilities and offer easy access to a range of local activities and attractions.
Kota Kinabalu packages are an affordable and convenient way to book Kota Kinabalu holidays, combining everything from flights and accommodations to tours, transfers, insurance and a whole range of extras. With plenty of beaches, picturesque rivers and scenic train journeys as well as the marine park, amazing architecture of Sabah State Mosque and the 30-storey and 122m high Tun Mustapha Tower (Menara Tun Mustapha) there's plenty to see and do.
Perth is the only Australian destination where you can get direct Kota Kinabalu flights with Malaysia Airlines. Air Asia, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia also offer flights to Kota Kinabalu departing Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide with stopovers in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Brunei. This is a great way to see other areas of Southeast Asia on your way to your Kota Kinabalu holidays.
Originally known as Jesselton, Kota Kinabalu is most commonly known as KK both within Malaysia and internationally as well. The locals also refer to it as Api-Api and Kota Kinabalu is one of east Malaysia's major commercial and industrial centres. One of Malaysia's fastest growing cities, Kota Kinabalu has a population of approximately 452,058 people however the greater urban area which also includes the district of Penampang has an estimated total population of around 628,725.